Bonding tile to tile

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Old 06-02-08, 01:15 PM
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Bonding tile to tile

Just a quick question about applying thin set over tile to adhere trim tile. Will the thin set grab on the tile (which is fairly smooth) to hold the trim tile that I'm putting around a glass block window that is in the shower area.

Is there some kind of primer to help with this sort of thing or can I simply scuff the tile a little.
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Scuff the sub-tile first.

Use a modified thinset that is made for tile on tile applications.
 
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Thanks Bud for the quick reply. Now where can I obtain this type of thinset mortar? Do the big box stores have them?

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Yes. Use the high end product they have available, just depends on where you go. Trouble is...it's mostly all in fifty pound bags.
 
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Thanks again! I sure don't need 50Lbs of thinset. Are there any other options?
 
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No. No other options.
 
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You can probably find a real tile store that will sell you a few pounds of modified thinset.

Ace Hardware sells some of the thinset products in 10# box I think.
 
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I went to loew's and found a thinset that states on the bag can be used for tile on tile situations. Comes in 25lb bag.

Mixed up a batch and put up the trim. Holding real well.
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